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Tehran has reacted to Statement 149 of foreign ministers of the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) regarding Iran’s ownership of three Persian Gulf islands.
The US Navy announced Thursday it has launched a new task force in the Persian Gulf incorporating drones and artificial intelligence, adding the force will rely on regional and coalition partnerships.
Reports say a speedboat has hit Platform B in Iran’s South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has described as totally suspicious the reports of successive security incidents involving vessels in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman, warning against any effort to create a vicious atmosphere to pursue certain political goals.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks with his Omani counterpart Badr Al Busaidi, who is in Tehran to attend the inauguration ceremony of Iran's president-elect.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has officially inaugurated the first phase of the 1,000-kilometre oil pipeline connecting Goreh in the west of Persian Gulf to Jask in its east, making Iran independent of the Strait of Hormuz for oil exports.
Commander of the Naval Force of the Iranian Army Rear Admiral Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi has called for foreign vessels to leave the Persian Gulf region.
The Iranian navy's biggest vessel caught fire and later sank in the Sea of Oman early Wednesday.
The Israeli-owned cargo ship Hyperion has been attacked near the shores of the Fujairah emirate of the United Arab Emirates.
Several major projects to transfer water from the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman to central and eastern Iran have got off the ground.